Eric V Larson Free eBooks (1)

Author: Eric V. Larson
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: casualties, support, military, operations, role, understanding, means, democratic, conversation, ends
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Currently, profound disagreements exist among political leaders over the circumstances in which the U.S. armed forces should be used to pursue U.S. policy objectives, and when the costs have become unacceptable. This dissertation addresses the role of casualties in public support for and attitudes toward such military interventions.......
ISBN: 0833023705, 9780833023704
Author: Eric V. Larson
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Keywords: casualties, military, operations, support, role, consensus, historical, domestic
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It is often said that the Vietnam War taught us that the American public is no longer willing to tolerate American casualties in U.S. wars and military operations. There are also two contradictory corollaries: one that the first deaths in a conflict will spark demands for immediate withdrawal, the other that casualties lead to an inexorable demand for escalation to victory. The truth is far more s......
ISBN: 0833018035, 9780833018038
Author: Eric V. Larson
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Keywords: cruise, missile, tomahawk, case, risk, technological
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This paper examines the Tomahawk cruise missile program to evaluate the proposition that successful management of the research, development, and acquisition of a major weapon system depends partly on using evolutionary rather than revolutionary breakthroughs and on incremental rather than dramatic performance improvements of an existing technology base. The author reviews the technological risks a......
ISBN: 0788177338, 9780788177330
Author: Eric M. Larson
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Keywords: utility, federal, data, policymakers, limit, issues, statistics, information, gaps, quality, immigration
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Copyrights: General Copyright

Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 88Relevant demographic, statistical information can inform policy decisions on immigration, but concerns continue to be expressed about an apparent lack of such information. There have been repeated indications that statistics that could inform key debates are lacking, misleading, or otherwise inadequate. This report studies policy-......
ISBN: 0833015796, 9780833015792
Authors: Eric V. Larson, Glenn A. Kent
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Keywords: defense, options, missile, multilayer, methodology, assessing, new
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Iraqi Scud missile attacks during the Persian Gulf War dramatized U.S. vulnerability to theater ballistic missiles. In this report, the authors describe a methodology for allocating resources among various facets of missile defense. Their model takes into account the number of attacking objects, the requirement that no missiles get through, the number of layers of defense, the probability of kill ......
ISBN: 0833038974, 9780833038975
Authors: Eric V. Larson, Bogdan Savych
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Keywords: civilian, deaths, wartime, reactions, public, war, press, misfortunes
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This monograph, part of a larger study of ways to reduce collateral damage undertaken for the U.S. Air Force, analyzes media and public reactions to civilian casualty incidents, whether these incidents affect media reporting or public support for military operations, and, if so, how. It analyzes case studies of incidents of civilian deaths in the February 1991 bombing of the Al Firdos bunker in th......
ISBN: 0833036726, 9780833036728
Authors: Eric V. Larson, Bogdan Savych
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Keywords: mogadishu, baghdad, operations, military, public, support, american
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The support of the American public is widely held to be a critical prerequisite for undertaking military action abroad. This monograph examines American public opinion about the use of military force in support of the global war on terrorism (GWOT). Its purpose is to describe public attitudes toward wars and other large military operations over the last decade, to delineate the sources of support ......
ISBN: 0833036831, 9780833036834
Authors: Eric V. Larson, Bogdan Savych
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Keywords: baghdad, technical, appendixes, mogadishu, operations, public, support, military, american
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This document supplies the technical appendixes for a study that describes American public opinion toward the use of military force in support of the global war on terrorism (GWOT), delineates the sources of support and opposition, and identifies potential fault lines in support. The final report is Eric V. Larson and Bogdan Savych, American Public Support for U.S. Military Operations from Mogadis......
ISBN: 0833029193, 9780833029195
Authors: Eric V. Larson, John E. Peters
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Keywords: issues, options, concepts, security, army, homeland, preparing
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Homeland security encompasses five distinct missions: domestic preparedness and civil support in case of attacks on civilians, continuity of government, continuity of military operations, border and coastal defense, and national missile defense. This report extensively details four of those mission areas (national missile defense having been covered in great detail elsewhere). The authors define h......
ISBN: 0833015028, 9780833015020
Authors: Adele R. Palmer, Eric V. Larson
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Keywords: cost, analysts, primer, navy, context, department, decisionmaking
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This report provides the cost analyst with an introduction to the Department of the Navy and focuses on those characteristics that are most important to understanding the DON's two major resource-allocation processes: budgeting (reflected in its Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS) process), and Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA).The report describes and identifies the most ......
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